PG | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of TE Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War 1 in order to fight the Turks.
Montgomery Clift coveted the role of Lawrence and actively lobbied for the part with David Lean. Sam Spiegel, however, had a low opinion of Clift after the latter's drinking problems surfaced on Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) and refused to consider his casting.
He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew.
Vicar at St. Paul's: Did you know him well?
Colonel Brighton: I knew him.
Vicar at St. Paul's: Well nil nisi bonum. But did he really deserve a place here?
Further to the change of the shadow position during the "drifting" scene, this shot is of an apparent evening/dusk period where the shadow is almost directly under the camel, revealing it to be a "day-for-night" shot which must therefore have taken place near noon.
English, Arabic, Turkish
$32,930 (USA) (4 October 2002)